Addicted poker machine user wants stronger controls to stop out-of-control gambling

By Kirsten Lawson
Updated April 24 2018 - 9:50pm, first published May 5 2017 - 4:44pm

Laurie Brown does not fit the picture of an extreme problem gambler. She has a senior and successful academic career at the University of Canberra. She has a partner who stands by her, despite her losing $230,000 on the pokies, putting a massive hurdle in the way retirement plans. She understands statistics and knows the gambler loses.

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